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Volunteers and students are still needed for the next two sessions of the Challenge House’s Attitude, Training and Teamwork program.

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Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin visited the Challenge House on Central Avenue in Hopkinsville to learn about the program’s impact on local neighborhoods and speak with residents about their experiences.

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The Hopkinsville Art Guild is holding a watercolor workshop from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. on June 4. The workshop, “Creating Flora and Fauna Watercolor Workshop,” is being led by Betty Martyn at Challenge House No. 7 on Phelps Avenue. It is open to the public and recommended for beginners. It will co…

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About 150 people have registered for this weekend's Challenge House Challenge, according to organizers, who are billing the 10K run as a realization, not a race.

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On most days, Megan Collie can be seen jogging around town behind the wheels of a double stroller with her two daughters in tow. On the surface, she appears like most young mothers: fit, full of life and focused on her destination. But, beyond her exterior, she’s running with a purpose. The …

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Unbeknownst to some Hopkinsville police officers when they woke up Thursday morning, they were going to go to bed that night tired and have plenty new friends after a cookout with the community at Challenge House 5.

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Hopkinsville Police Chief Clayton Sumner might not be the best rope jumper in town, but give the man some points for turning a playground game into an opportunity to make a good impression on children.

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As the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library kicked off its Summer Reading Series on Thursday for a half dozen teenagers, former Hopkinsville Mayor Wally Bryan spoke about true leadership. It was a message worth repeating.

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Hopkinsville police might be a little sore today, but the children had fun Wednesday at the department’s first-ever Cookout with Cops.

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Heritage Christian Academy’s second 5K brought in more runners and walkers on Saturday than they saw the previous year and even drew attention from nonlocals.  

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Anna Beth Riggs, 18, was a junior at Heritage Christian Academy when she came up with the idea to start a chapter of the Movement Club at her school.

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Following the announcement Tuesday afternoon that Buddy Slaughter will become executive director of Hopkinsville’s Challenge House Movement, a few dozen people lined up in city council chambers to shake his hand and congratulate him. It was a telling moment.

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A Hopkinsville minister will become the first executive director of the Challenge House Movement to oversee day-to-day leadership while the program’s creator, Wally Bryan, steps into a volunteer role.

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Before commenting on the significance of the announcement that Hopkinsville’s seventh Challenge House is planned at the old Civitan school on Phelps Avenue, we should take a look back and consider how this all started.

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A former Hopkinsville mayor, Wally Bryan, took several walks and bike rides through the Canton Pike neighborhood before realizing he’d found the perfect building for the next Challenge House: the Civitan Educational Complex at 1605 Phelps Avenue.

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Many newspapers, including this one, have a way of tossing around the word “community” so much that it sometimes loses significance. Then a person like 14-year-old Lacy Bibbs comes along and reminds us of the power of community and what it means in a place like Hopkinsville. Speaking recentl…

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Last week, 19 students were in workforce boot camp listening to speakers talk about staying in school, getting good grades, dressing for the job and having a good attitude.

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When most people hear the acronym AT&T, they think of the telecommunications corporation. But to 19 local high school students, it’s the chance to hear advice, gain work experience and earn $150.

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There will be an open house from noon until 3 p.m. Saturday at Hopkinsville’s fourth Challenge House, which is under construction at the Career and Technical School on North Elm Street near Glass Avenue.

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In the faces of children learning multiplication tables, teenagers in their first jobs, grown men studying for their GEDs and volunteers planning a Harvest Festival, little miracles are happening all over Hopkinsville.

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Two men hunched on the house’s second-story window dormer and waited for their helpers to cut more plywood for the roof repairs.

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After a press conference Wednesday night at the Boys and Girls Club, children tore open Christmas gifts donated by AT&T, ConnectKentucky and Cornerstone InformationSystems.

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A former drug user who served five years in prison and now works with inner-city residents who are trying to improve their lives was honored this morning at the Mayor’s Unity Breakfast.

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I just want to say how much I enjoyed the article in the New Era on Thursday, Aug. 7. In a time when crime, violence, materialism and bad news in general seems to saturate our society, it was very encouraging to read some good news.

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A decade ago Wally Bryan was mayor of Hopkinsville.

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Volunteers and students are still needed for the next two sessions of the Challenge House’s Attitude, Training and Teamwork program.

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Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin visited the Challenge House on Central Avenue in Hopkinsville to learn about the program’s impact on local neighborhoods and speak with residents about their experiences.

  • Updated
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The Hopkinsville Art Guild is holding a watercolor workshop from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. on June 4. The workshop, “Creating Flora and Fauna Watercolor Workshop,” is being led by Betty Martyn at Challenge House No. 7 on Phelps Avenue. It is open to the public and recommended for beginners. It will co…

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About 150 people have registered for this weekend's Challenge House Challenge, according to organizers, who are billing the 10K run as a realization, not a race.

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On most days, Megan Collie can be seen jogging around town behind the wheels of a double stroller with her two daughters in tow. On the surface, she appears like most young mothers: fit, full of life and focused on her destination. But, beyond her exterior, she’s running with a purpose. The …

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Unbeknownst to some Hopkinsville police officers when they woke up Thursday morning, they were going to go to bed that night tired and have plenty new friends after a cookout with the community at Challenge House 5.

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Hopkinsville Police Chief Clayton Sumner might not be the best rope jumper in town, but give the man some points for turning a playground game into an opportunity to make a good impression on children.

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As the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library kicked off its Summer Reading Series on Thursday for a half dozen teenagers, former Hopkinsville Mayor Wally Bryan spoke about true leadership. It was a message worth repeating.

  • Updated
  • 1

Hopkinsville police might be a little sore today, but the children had fun Wednesday at the department’s first-ever Cookout with Cops.

  • Updated
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Heritage Christian Academy’s second 5K brought in more runners and walkers on Saturday than they saw the previous year and even drew attention from nonlocals.  

  • Updated
  • 0

Anna Beth Riggs, 18, was a junior at Heritage Christian Academy when she came up with the idea to start a chapter of the Movement Club at her school.

  • Updated
  • 0

Following the announcement Tuesday afternoon that Buddy Slaughter will become executive director of Hopkinsville’s Challenge House Movement, a few dozen people lined up in city council chambers to shake his hand and congratulate him. It was a telling moment.

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A Hopkinsville minister will become the first executive director of the Challenge House Movement to oversee day-to-day leadership while the program’s creator, Wally Bryan, steps into a volunteer role.

  • Updated
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Before commenting on the significance of the announcement that Hopkinsville’s seventh Challenge House is planned at the old Civitan school on Phelps Avenue, we should take a look back and consider how this all started.

featured
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A former Hopkinsville mayor, Wally Bryan, took several walks and bike rides through the Canton Pike neighborhood before realizing he’d found the perfect building for the next Challenge House: the Civitan Educational Complex at 1605 Phelps Avenue.

  • Updated
  • 0

Many newspapers, including this one, have a way of tossing around the word “community” so much that it sometimes loses significance. Then a person like 14-year-old Lacy Bibbs comes along and reminds us of the power of community and what it means in a place like Hopkinsville. Speaking recentl…

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  • 0

Last week, 19 students were in workforce boot camp listening to speakers talk about staying in school, getting good grades, dressing for the job and having a good attitude.

featured
  • Updated
  • 0

When most people hear the acronym AT&T, they think of the telecommunications corporation. But to 19 local high school students, it’s the chance to hear advice, gain work experience and earn $150.

  • Updated
  • 0

There will be an open house from noon until 3 p.m. Saturday at Hopkinsville’s fourth Challenge House, which is under construction at the Career and Technical School on North Elm Street near Glass Avenue.

  • Updated
  • 0

In the faces of children learning multiplication tables, teenagers in their first jobs, grown men studying for their GEDs and volunteers planning a Harvest Festival, little miracles are happening all over Hopkinsville.

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Two men hunched on the house’s second-story window dormer and waited for their helpers to cut more plywood for the roof repairs.

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After a press conference Wednesday night at the Boys and Girls Club, children tore open Christmas gifts donated by AT&T, ConnectKentucky and Cornerstone InformationSystems.

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  • 0

A former drug user who served five years in prison and now works with inner-city residents who are trying to improve their lives was honored this morning at the Mayor’s Unity Breakfast.

  • Updated
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I just want to say how much I enjoyed the article in the New Era on Thursday, Aug. 7. In a time when crime, violence, materialism and bad news in general seems to saturate our society, it was very encouraging to read some good news.

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A decade ago Wally Bryan was mayor of Hopkinsville.